Australians on the Western Front: Patients and duty above all else

Updated June 4 2018 - 9:31pm, first published June 2 2018 - 2:00am
LEADER: Second Lieutenant Ruthven VC. Picture AWM D00019

Collingwood-born Bill ‘Rusty’ Ruthven was at the forefront when Australian 2nd Division troops successfully attacked German strongpoints near the Somme village of Ville-sur-Ancre on 19 May 1918.